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Catalytic Converter Theft


We have seen an increase in thefts of catalytic converters from Honda vehicles, most noticeably older Jazz and CRV models. Older Toyota Prius vehicles also continue to be attacked. You may find the advice below helpful.

Protect your vehicle from catalytic converter thieves

·  If you can, park your vehicle in a locked garage when it is unattended.

·  If it’s not possible to garage your vehicle, park it in a busy, well-lit area as close to your property as possible.

·  Consider installing a Thatcham approved alarm to your vehicle. Ones that activate if your vehicle is lifted or tilted are particularly effective.

·  Use a catalytic converter protection device or marking system for example SMARTWATER

·  If you park it on a driveway, install motion activated lighting or CCTV that alerts you if someone approaches your driveway

·  Use high visibility signage to deter thieves.

An example of a device is a CatClamp

  

 

Further information on crime prevention products can be found at the below Police approved websites

 https://www.thatcham.org/what-we-do/security-certification/

 https://www.soldsecure.com/    

 https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/accredited-product-search

 

Catalytic converters control and convert exhaust emissions from your vehicle into less toxic substances. If yours is stolen, you will know because your vehicle’s engine will sound different.

If you suspect your catalytic converter has been stolen, report it to us immediately by calling 101 or on our website https://www.westmercia.police.uk/ 

If you require any further assistance or information do not hesitate to contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team. If you have information about a crime, phone the police on 101 or anonymously contact Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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Nigel Bolton
(Police, Rural and Business PC , South Worcestershire)

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